Marriott International continues to grow its world-class luxury JW Marriott hotel brand with the opening of the 153-room JW Marriott Cusco.
The much anticipated hotel stands at an altitude of 11,154ft above sea level, the company’s highest-altitude hotel, and is situated at the gateway of the Andes mountain sanctuary Machu Picchu.
The hotel will feature a highly customised design built around a colonial church and ancient Inca artefacts found on the site. The property will also epitomise the approachable elegance that distinguishes the JW Marriott brand, a global portfolio of 52 luxury hotels and resorts.
“In the last few years Cusco has become known for its luxurious accommodations and spas, making it a natural decision for Marriott International to introduce the JW Marriott brand as our first property in the destination," said Rob Steigerwald, Chief Operations Officer for the Southern Americas at Marriott International.
“We are thrilled to have Inversiones La Rioja as a partner on this project, and reveal our first world class JW Marriott luxury brand hotel to Cusco," he noted.
For dining and recreation at the JW Marriott Cusco will feature two restaurants – Pirka Restaurant, which will include an original colonial wall from the convent and offer modern Peruvian cuisine; and the Qespi Bar & Ninna Sonnco Lounge.
The hotel will also feature 24-hour room service, a foreign currency exchange office and retail stores such as HStern, Ilaria and Kuna. To ensure guest relaxation and well-being, the hotel will boast a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 3,300 square foot Spa with dry saunas, steaming rooms, and a relaxation pool.
“We are confident that this unique and visually stunning hotel will become a historic landmark in Cusco attracting travelers and groups from all over the world,” said Heinz Prelle, General Manager at the JW Marriott Cusco. “The hotel honours the vibrant history, culture of the Incas and the rich heritage of Peru."